Small-Group Chicago Food Tour: Gold Coast and Old Town

  • Operates Daily - 3 hours
  • Refundable
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Stop At: Chicago Food Planet, Chicago, IL

Savor the flavors of Chicago's Gold Coast and Old Town neighborhoods on this three-hour walking food tour. Between tastings at seven different locations, your guide will have you feeling like a local as you walk down the tree-lined streets and learn about the history, culture and architecture of the "Windy City." Your walk takes you to locations that include a Japanese restaurant, Polish bakery, and more!

Sample tasting locations:
• Lou Malanati's: Classic Chicago Deep Dish
• The Spice House: Hand-prepared spices and seasonings
• Old Town Oil: Aged balsamic vinegars and 100% extra virgin olive oils
• Tea Gschwendner: Leading specialty tea merchant
• The Fudge Pot: Chicago's oldest chocolate confectioner and fudge shop
• Old Jerusalem: Middle Eastern dining

If you have food allergies, please specify at the time of checkout in the 'special requirements' field. Thank you

Activity Details
Discover Chicago's culinary side on this three-hour walking tour to taste the delicious flavors of the Gold Coast and Old Town. Along the way, your guide will show you the history and architecture in these culture-rich neighborhoods, just north of the downtown area. After stops at seven quintessential Chicago restaurants in these two neighborhoods, you'll feel like a real Chicagoan! The tour operates with a maximum of 18 people, ensuring you’ll receive personal attention from your expert guide. Tastings at 7 different locations is included.
Departure & Return
Departure Point1120 N State St, Chicago, IL 60610, USA
ReturnReturns to original departure point
What's Included
  • Food tastings at 6 different locations
  • Local guide
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Parking is located at 12 E. Cedar St 1 block away, around the corner from Lou Malnati's. Pricing: Mon - Sat, in by 10am and out by 7pm, $14. After 10am or Sundays, 3-12 hours parking; $23. 12-24 hour is $26. Cash only.
Additional Information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Moderate amount of walking is involved
  • There are enough food tastings, that for most people, lunch afterwards is not needed
  • In the special requirements field at check out please say if you are a vegetarian, have any food allergies and are under 21
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Traveler Reviews
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  • Excellent way to learn about a part of town I'd never been to. Dave S. was an awesome guide and shared a lot of great facts about not only the food but the history of the city. He interacted with each person in our group and was great at answering questions. It was very apparent that the staff in the shops enjoyed seeing him. GREAT pizza at Lou Malnati's and that toffee at the Fudge Pot... YUM!!!!! I'd recommend this tour to anyone interested in learning about the area. Thanks Dave!

  • Excellent
    Good driver
    I was promised a hotel pick up and drop off and not keep promised since I was only one
    Bad bad advertising

  • Fantastic Tour! Our tour guide Kat was knowledgeable, friendly and entertaining. We had so much fun and will definitely book another tour next time we are in Chicago!

  • All I can say is TRY IT!!! My husband and I had a wonderful time and great food. He drank his first ever cup of tea. I had one of the best slices of pizza I have ever had. Our guide was very informative. After the tour, we went back to some of the stores and purchased quite a few of our favorite things. I can't wait to get our family together and do some more of these in other locations.

  • very much enjoyed
    amber our guide was very enthusiastic informative and organized
    community feel for the gold coast and old towne neigborhoods

  • If you only have time for one tour when visiting Chicago then this is it. You et away from the high rise buildings into a lovely neighbourhood and find out a bit about the history whilst giving your tastebuds the most amazing experience. Jaci our guide was humorous, engaging but most of all made sure we had the best time. If I could score more then 5 I would.

  • Great tour - starts at a pizza place that I have since seen twice on TV - Lou Malnati's. Tour guide was wonderful, lots of history and information about the local area. Don't eat before the tour - you will be full by the end of it.

  • As one of my first food tours, this hooded me. She was great - as A personal chief, she had a great talk on all of the local stuff. Learning the history of the area and what makes each food special was wonderful.

  • We had a good time - tour was worth the time and cost. It would have been interesting to get more historical information on the neighborhoods.

  • We did mention that my daughter had dietary restrictions but food that was not healthy for her to eat was still chopped up and added to meals with no warning, therefore she had an allergic reaction that put a huge damper on our trip. We called immediately after we got back to the hotel but no one ever returned our phone call. We called the restaurant to confirm the ingredients in the meal and they were apologetic but it was too late to do anything. It was not near as fun as other tours we have been on in other large cities. The spice store and chocolate shop were wonderful and were the highlight of the tour. There are better pizza places in Chicago.

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